It rained all day today and it was just what we needed–not only for the little row of tender seedlings in my vegetable garden, but also for my children. We needed to slow down this crazy pace of summer, even if just for a day. Summery days are full–multiple trips to the swimming pool, horseback riding, chalk art on the sidewalk and birdwatching–so it felt really good to slow down today.
I pulled out projects I’d been neglecting–a plum-colored cotton bonnet I’m knitting for Elizabeth, and fabrics to begin planning a small quilt made of scraps. The girls played contentedly too–dolls in wooden highchairs, Bible story dress-up and drawings tucked into little envelopes.
I even got the chance to give the old blog a makeover. It’s still in progress, because I sat down to work on it way too late this evening. But I’m ready for a little change-up around here. Once I add all the pieces, I’ll let you know. I wish I could say, "wait! I’m not finished! No peeking yet!", but I’ve already hit that "publish" button so bits and pieces are already showing up.
And you had to guess that this episode of dress-up as Mary and Joseph (they were both dressed like Joseph, but acting as Mary) wasn’t lacking in good, "have to write it down" dialog from my two oldest children.
Mary(sitting in my rocking chair, with her doll at her breast) :
"I’m not pumping, I’m NURSING!
Emma: You can’t nurse! that’s not in the Bible!
Emma, (dressed as biblical Mary, sitting on her rocking horse with her baby):
"what’s my baby’s name again?"
Emma: Oh, yeah. Jesus.
Guess my husband’s Bible degree isn’t rubbing off on the girls…
Hope you all had a peaceful weekend too, and found a little time for quiet (and for laughter).